Painting the kibble house: first coat

Oh, I am so glad I got that gazebo tent!

Today, I finally started painting the kibble house. The temperatures were pretty warm. It is “only” 22C/70F as I write this, but after today, we’re supposed to get hit with another heat wave over the next week, peaking at 34C/93F, so I’m glad to get it started today. And glad we aren’t expected to see the 40-45C/104-113F temperatures that some provinces are getting hit with right now!

Under the tent, it was much more pleasant. If fact, I could forget the heat, until I stepped out into the sun for a few moments!

The first coat, I’m happy to say, is done.


We won’t be able to do the rest until the paint has cured enough to flip it, and the floor pieces, upside down.

The roof may or may not get a second coat. We will likely shingle it, but until we do, the paint will be enough to protect it from the elements for now.

Even with just one coat, it’s looking so much better already. My daughter chose a lovely colour. 🙂 This is REALLY going to brighten up the yard!

If we end up not putting on shingles, I’m thinking we should paint garish designs all over the roof. 😀

I tried to get the more reachable parts underneath, but not under the overlap of the roof itself. And not just because I didn’t want to disturb this beauty!

What a gorgeous moth!

As far as I know, it’s still there, too. 🙂

I’m not sure if we’ll bother painting the underside of the roof. Maybe just around the overlap, if at all. I do want to get the inside walls, though. That will make it easier to clean up after dirty kitties! The gaps under the roof are there partly so the cats and get in and out through them, if needed. They did use those gaps over the winter, which meant muddy paw prints, all the way up the walls. 😀

I’m rather happy with out it’s turning out.

The Re-Farmer

4 thoughts on “Painting the kibble house: first coat

  1. I’d paint the underside of the roof; anything that has any exposure really. It may not have rain fall directly on it but there’s still heat, humidity and blown rain to consider. You want it to last as long as possible after all. 🙂

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